By  on November 2, 2007

NEW YORK — The Avon Foundation's seventh annual Awards Celebration, which was held here Tuesday and raised $2 million, contained an eclectic guest list including everyone from an Academy Award winner to a fashion legend, all joining together to celebrate leaders in the fight against breast cancer and domestic violence.

Attendees — including Cynthia Rowley, Reebok International chief executive officer Paul Harrington and Andrea Hyde, president of the U.S. division of French Connection — enjoyed a musical performance by Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson, who also is the face of Avon's Imari fragrance.

Andrea Jung, chairman and ceo of Avon, announced that the $580 million that has been raised worldwide by the Avon Foundation since its start, through events like the Walk Around the World for Breast Cancer, makes the company the largest corporate supporter of the fight against breast cancer.

On Tuesday evening, a total of six awards were bestowed upon a variety of individuals, organizations and corporations for their work with breast cancer and domestic violence. Winners included Reebok, Chinese watch company Peace Mark and the New York City Mayor's Office to Combat Domestic Violence.

"This evening is to let those who have battled breast cancer and those who have faced domestic violence know that they are not alone in their struggles," said Jung, "and to celebrate the women and men who share our commitment to eradicate breast cancer and end the cycle of violence."

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